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Poster: ducats Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

I have no problem with him - even ponied up to see Ratdog a few times - the LAST (first time since the fat man left us) being last summer - there is no reason he needs to play so many Jerry tunes

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

why not??? not problem with that as far as i can see - Jerry treated him like his little brother - why shoudn't Bob honor him as his big bro?? Alot of people seem to have a problem with this and i just dont see it - sorry man - please don't respond - dont want an argument tonight - it is what it is.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

Never seen Ratdog myself, neither the bearded nor non-bearded versions. However, if Bob wants to play Jerry tunes, it only shows respect for the fat man, and not disrespect on Weir's part. "Imitation" is the highest form of compliment an artist can give to another.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

you said it my friend (plus he does the songs justice from the numerous times ive seen bobby do them - he sounds great and emotional doing the jerry tunes - he doesn't just walk through them)

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

Ya, we both said it friend, 'bout the same time. I mean, i know that it's easy to employ a reflex action against Weir for his 'see ya' comments and the whole soundboard thing, but at the end of the day, what this archive offers and what the GD have given the world and its fans for the thirty years they were around, i don't know man, but i've got no problems with Weir and company. Yes, i'm of course partial to Jerry ... but that's nothing against Bob and his immense contributions to the GD sound.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

ive got no problem with the boys either - after all this time has passes and we still have what we have here - that one instance of "see ya" is long forgotten. it was a comment made ( i believe) during an interview after a show (i.e. late) - lord knows the comments that have flown around here late at night that havent been meant the way they came across. I'll give Bob the benefit of the doubt since that was the only negative comment ive heard from the man since then. and since then, all has been cool. actually, since the boards have been pulled, this site has been so much more fun and ive met so many more cool people and got into so much more trading, it has really been a godsend - i'm really much more happy now than i was last year - and that is no lie - this is awesome thanks to you and the other great members of the LMA!!!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

... but you're still the 'king' of course :P

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 7, 2006 10:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

the king of nonsense

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Dec 8, 2006 5:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

the King of nonsense?? does that mean I'm NOT 25years old now????? thanks alot! :P

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

Maybe in the long run run it would be better if nobody played Jerry/Hunter tunes anymore. Then there would be no reason to go hear LIVE music and party and dance and have fun! The world would be a much better place for all if those damned Garcia songs just went away!!!!!!

Good call on the little brotherpart, little brother...

Not sure where this will land on the thread, so I hope it makes sense.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Dec 8, 2006 5:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 7-18-72

No, it doesnt make sense. You're banned too, forever.
p.s. I actually didnt intend to start a Weir-bashing thread. I love Bob Weir and the GD would not have been the same without him, for better or worse.

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